Intermediate II First Half
High quality ESL instruction to non-native speakers of English
The course is designed to help students to refine reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for the purpose of participating in everyday situations, including school. The class is taught using a student-centered communicative approach to English language learning. The total time of the course is 108 hours.
Students will be able to communicate with and understand Intermediate II level written, spoken, and aural English. Students write and read extensively, participate in group discussions, give oral presentations, practice their listening skills and improve their pronunciation. In this course, the focus is on improving students’ ability to understand written and spoken English, improve their ability to communicate in real-world situations, and understand and discuss various aspects of American culture and society. Continued focus will be given to helping students acquire strategies for effective oral communication.
Students will …
- Read several articles in a textbook.
- Gather information and ideas to write various types of writing such as:
- Listen to a various types of audio such as:
-Gather information and ideas to
At the completion of Intermediate II (first half) level, students will be able to:
❏ Take conversation turns.
❏ Give advice.
❏ Ask for and give reasons.
❏ Give and support opinions.
❏ Identify causes and effects.
❏ Identify time markers.
❏ Identify fact and opinion.
❏ Identify main ideas and supporting
❏ Identify facts from opinions.
❏ Organize and develop a paragraph.
❏ Use descriptive adjectives in writing.
❏ Write a summary and a personal
❏ Write an opinion essay.
❏ Use synonyms correctly.
❏ Use prefixes and suffixes correctly.
❏ Use adjective-noun collocations
❏ Use contractions with auxiliary verbs.
❏ Link words with /j/ and /w/ sounds.
❏ Use intonation in tag questions.
❏ Use correct intonation in questions.
❏ Use real conditions: present and
❏ Use adjectives in the correct order.
❏ Use parallel structure correctly.
❏ Use compound sentences correctly.
❏ Use the auxiliary verbs: do, be, and
❏ Use quantifiers with count and
noncount nouns correctly.
❏ Use tag questions correctly.
❏ Use modals to express your attitude correctly.
Students are able to identify main ideas, supporting ideas and facts from opinions. Also, students are able to use a graphic organizer and a timeline while reading.
In listening, students are able to identify causes and effects, time markers, fact, opinion, different kinds of numbers and examples. Also, students are able to identify the speaker's attitude.
In speaking, students are able to give advice, ask for and give reasons, give and support opinions, give a short presentation and ask for and give clarification. Students are able to take conversation turns, lead a group discussion and use expressions for agreeing and disagreeing. Also, students are able to use contractions with auxiliary verbs, use intonation in tag questions, use correct intonation in questions, use contractions of had, and use correct intonation in different types of sentences. Students also are able to link words with /j/ and /w/ sounds, put stress on important words, and vary intonation to maintain interest.
Students are able to write a summary, a personal response, an opinion essay, a narrative essay, a cause/ effect essay and an argumentative essay. Also, students are able to organize and develop a paragraph, use descriptive adjectives in writing and state reasons and give examples.
Students are able to use synonyms, prefixes and suffixes, phrasal verbs and idioms, collocations with verbs, adjectives + prepositions, and adjective-noun collocations in sentences correctly.
Students are able to use real conditions: present and future, adjectives in the correct order, parallel structure correct, compound sentences, time shifts correctly in narrative writing, gerunds and infinitives, the auxiliary verbs: do, be, and have, quantifiers with count and noncount nouns, tag questions, modals to express your attitude, the past perfect, gerunds and infinitives as the objects of verbs, and the simple past and present perfect correctly.